I was looking more into the stylized flutes and whistles of Vera Cruz classic
culture from around 500 AD trying to put into context their apparent representation of a Lizardman on a flying machine when it became apparent through
finding subsequent examples that in some cases it is a female figure that is seated upon the artifact though surrounded by the trappings of the cult
of the feathered serpent, my conclusion being that this must represent the sister of Quetzalcoatl, namely Quetzalpetlatl.
In all the images of similar artifacts i've managed to source there is never any information on what is involved, if you're lucky it may be indicated
that it is a monster or dragon on top of flute, but really it seems nobody has any idea or has even given any thought as to what is involved.
Yet they should, because otherwise there are no known representations of Quetzalpetlatl and she is only mentioned in the Post-Conquest narrative
related on The Death of Quetzalcoatl.
There has always seemed something of an inbalance in the importance of Quetzalcoatl as Venus the Morning star with very little seeming concern with
his sister as the Evening star, yet here they are probably seen together;
She looks very friendly there and is always seen with her arms outstretched and seemingly welcoming, her suggested associations are with wine and
fertility but that's not based on much.
The name Quetzalpetlatl translates as 'the feather mat', in the mythos that is the
only item that the pair are considered to have sat upon regarding the intoxicated downfall of Quetzalcoatl and thus there may be some association with
what they are seen sat upon with regards to the flutes, though it doesn't seem much like a mat or to be made of feathers.
But such a mat must have had magical associations and in it's lightness could have been understood as a floating or flying mat, much like the magic
carpet tradition, given also the association with the dragon which transported the avatar of the sun God across the Heavens in its jaws this seems
There is also some similarity with Meso-American calendar configurations in the schematics of the artifact they are seated upon which again suggests
the Heavenly cosmological aspect.
Quetzalcoatl as a magician harnessed the power of the dragon, the power of fire and the wind, and descended to Earth in a bird like manner, the
feathered serpent, in this example a pair of birds can be seen to the fore of his flying device;
And again in this example a pair of birds in conjunction with the dragon;
Similar to the example i found earlier involving the dragon.
I came across an example which is supposedly Mayan and like the first examples of these i posted in that it depicts a classic lizardman upon a
rudimentary clay pipe;
There are differances in style between the lizardman whistles and the more elegant styling of the flutes, though they must involve themselves with the
same basic subject matter.
It's possible in these examples that the female figure seen on the prow would represent Quetzalpetlatl
So there we are then, the cult of the flying Lizardman, and his sidekick sister.
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